The work of Alexandre Voisard can be surprising by its variety: beyond the poems, the narration is mixed with the log‐book, the drawings with various forms of prose. But this work is before all poetic in the sense that it pays attention to a form that tries to conciliate aesthetics and ethics. So Voisard is not only the poet of Liberté à l’aube (1967) which is indeed an important text but a milestone of a writing in perpetual movement. Le Déjeu is another milestone as important where he summarises his activity. As such we find his main concerns: the connection with the other, the origin, the landscape, the pictures, the native land, the poetry – all caught within the distance proper to age. So much more that being a sum this book opens up new perspectives on how to define ourselves.